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tv   Today in Iowa at 530  NBC  December 29, 2015 5:30am-6:00am CST

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yesterday's snow and ice is leaving a mess on the roads. how much crews have cleared.. and what your commute will look like. homicide investigation... what des moines police are saying about the city's latest shooting. hawkeye state... the iowa football team is settling in to california. see how the hawkeyes are preparing for their new years day showdown with stanford. it's tuesday, december 29th.
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waking up to cloudy skies and cold temperatures in the 20s this morning. a few snow showers are still occurring in far northern iowa this morning. there is a winter storm warning still in effect in northern iowa through 6 am. temperatures will not warm up much. highs will only reach the upper 20s. there is another chance for some light snow again early wednesday morning, as a weak disturbance passes through the state. it will be slow going on the
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it will be slow going on the roads as iowans make their way to work... as you can see, all highways and interstates are at least partially covered with snow and ice. but the worst conditions are found in the southeastern part of the state... that's where the roads are completely covered. the iowa state patrol has been keeping an eye on conditions overnight. that includes trooper scott now by phone.
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snow plows have been out on des moines' roads everince the flakes started to fly... crews are targeting the major roads first... then moving to the residential side streets. for the second time, they're putting a new tactic to the test... called the "wing formation." that means up to five plows clear the street at the same time... in just one pass. the task is made easier
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the salt brine solution crews laid down prior to the storm. and it's not the only thing working in the city's favor... i think it helps that were in-between holidays so a lot of people on vacation and of course children are out of school makes for lower traffic but i think a lot of people i think are exercising discretion by just staying home officials say most of the roads should be clear by now. many flights are still waiting for the "all clear" to take off from des moines... as you see here, the delays and cancellations keep rolling in at the "des moines international airport." most of the runways here are clear... but that's not the case at some of the country's major airports. but the weather isn't holding back trips to the hospital... "mercy central campus emergency center" says it treated seven
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yesterday morning and evening. those injuries were from vehicle crashes and falls on the ice.. "mercy west lakes" treated three people for the same reasons. a des moines woman is dead after chicago. the "burlington trailways" bus was carrying 34 passengers from omaha to chicago yesterday. the driver told police he swerved when a truck cut into his lane... causing him to lose control... and crash into a concrete median. 21 year old nicole underwood died at the hospital. four others were hurt. the company says the bus' g-p-s shows it was going 49 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. police are trying to figure out what lead to a deadly des moines shooting... it happened at an apartment complex on south union street sunday night. officers found 36 year old tacono conner dead in a hallway... along with 37 year old amy stolki, who's expected to survive. police talked to several witnesses... but are looking for a person of
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released that person's name. we had some good witnesses all of them had varying degrees of information but putting the puzzle together the one piece that we are missing is this person we'd like to speak to. we think he has some detailed information that will help us. this is the city's 21st homicide of the year. newton police are still looking for a missing 12 year old girl... charlene rachelle brown was reported missing on christmas eve. she has brown eyes and brown hair and weighs about 135 pounds. brown was last seen wearing white and blue flannel pajamas. police say she could be with a "non custodial family member." anyone with information is asked to call police. some want the university of iowa's president to face consequences for a recent comment... earlier this month bruce harreld suggested unprepared teachers, quote, "should be shot." he later tried to
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learned the importance of being prepared during his time as an instructor. but chapters of the "american association of university make the comment right. they call it "insensitive"... according to the "des moines register"... and say it underscores harreld's lack of experience as a university president. california is quickly becoming a hawkeye state... kirk ferentz and his team have arrived in pasadena ahead of the rose bowl. they're spending most of their "stub hub center." the players say they've set their sights on the spartans' christian mccaffrey... he broke barry sanders single season record for total yards. mccaffrey's cardinal is a
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mccaffrey's cardinal is a touchdown favorite over iowa.
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a winter storm warning continues through 6 am for north central iowa. the snow is done across most of the state. a new blanket of 4 to 7" is in place with some isolated higher amounts. a few snow showers may still yet occur across our northernmost counties this morning. the rest of the state will be cloudy and cold. temperatures will hold in the 20s today under mainly cloudy skies. winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph. a few more snow showers may pass through on wednesday morning. this may bring an additional trace to one inch of snow. all
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noon. the new year's holiday will be very cold. temperatures will reach the teens on thursday afternoon and drop to the single digits by early new year's day morning. the weekend will be dry and sunny with highs in the
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coming up next, david geiger
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report. then... the big apple is getting ready to ring in the new year... see why that means getting festive a few days early. but first... a grand jury has reached a decision about the fatal shooting of a young by boy ohio police... hear how victim's family... and the city
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is now 30 years old.in 1985, under president ronald reagan and secretary of agriculture john block, crp was made for farmers to take some land out of production to prevent erosion. that was during the farm crisis when farmers were struggling with low crop prices, high interest rates, and some farm foreclosures. the new crp program would pay farmers to take land out of production for 10 to 15 years and put it in long term conservation use. but according to the usda it's become something more than to just stop erosion. val dolcini director of the usda farm service agency says, "around the nation is the creation of habitat, we've protected over 170,000 miles of streams with riparian buffers and grassland strips. we've seen the sequestration of billions of tons of carbon and we've prevented over 8 billion tons of soil from eroding." the crp can actually be an income generator for farmers, who use it as a risk management strategy for their operation. we put stories up every day just
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agribusiness. waking up to cloudy skies and cold temperatures in the 20s this morning. a few snow showers are still occurring in far northern iowa this morning. there is a winter storm warning still in effect in northern iowa through 6 am. temperatures will
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you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty.
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waking up to cloudy skies and cold temperatures in the 20s this morning. a few snow showers are still occurring in far northern iowa this morning. there is a winter storm warning still in effect in northern iowa through 6 am. temperatures will not warm up much. highs will only reach the upper 20s. two ohio police officers will not be charged in the shooting death of a two ohio police officers will
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young boy. based on the evidence they heard and the law as it applies to police use of deadly force the grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against cleveland police officer timothy loehmann and frank garmback. a grand jury has been hearing testimony since october about the fatal shooting of tamir rice. the 12 year old was shot outside of a last year... rice was playing with a pellet gun when someone called police saying the gun might not be real. however dispatchers didn't pass along that information to the responding officers. given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunications by all involved that day, the criminal conduct by police.
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quote, "saddened and disappointed by this outcome... but not surprised." president obama's motorcade momentarily came to a stop because of a drone... officials say the drone was spotted flying too close to the motorcade in hawaii yesterday. the secret service says they are aware of the incident. they say the pilot was completely unaware that the president was in the area... and immediately grounded the drone after being confronted by officers. no charges were filed. times square is about to host its annual confetti test ahead of the new years eve celebration... two one happy new year! handfuls of colorful confetti will be tossed into the air...like you see here. last year... characters from the broadway musical "aladdin" helped with the test. officials say three thousand pounds will be released when the clock
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hawkeye fans hoping to head off to california for the rose bowl were met by flight delays and cancellations... hear why weather isn't the only problem... and the options for fans who need to get to pasadena... a-s-a-p. on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for
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their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us.
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